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GRAMMY-winning vocal ensemble, Roomful of Teeth, to perform
Monday, January 04, 2016

GRAMMY-winning vocal ensemble, Roomful of Teeth, to perform

Roomful of Teeth

Fredonia’s Ethos New Music Society will be hosting a performance by Roomful of Teeth, a GRAMMY-winning vocal project dedicated to mining the expressive potential of the human voice, on Tuesday, March 15 at 8 p.m. in Rosch Recital Hall.

Admission is $8 for students and $12 for the general public, and tickets are available at the Fredonia Ticket Office in the Williams Center. As part of its residency, Roomful of Teeth will also give a free lecture on Monday, March 14 at 8 p.m. in the Williams Center Multipurpose Room.

Through study with masters from singing traditions the world over, the eight-voice ensemble continually expands its vocabulary of singing techniques and, through an ongoing commissioning process, forges a new repertoire without borders. Founded in 2009 by Brad Wells, the group gathers annually at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) in North Adams, Mass., where they’ve studied Tuvan throat singing, yodeling, belting, Inuit throat singing, Korean P’ansori, Georgian singing, Sardinian cantu a tenore, Hindustani music and Persian classical singing with some of the world’s top performers and teachers.

Roomful of Teeth’s projects in 2015-2016 include “The Colorado,” a music-driven documentary film that explores water, land and survival in the Colorado River Basin (featuring former Kronos Quartet cellist Jeffrey Zeigler and Wilco’s Glenn Kotche); collaborations with NOW Ensemble, Kanye West and the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME); performances with the Seattle Symphony featuring Luciano Berio's “Sinfonia”, appearances at new music festivals in the U.S., Mexico and Vancouver; and partnerships with over a dozen higher education institutions across the country.

The Ethos New Music Society is a student organization committed to presenting music of the 20th and 21st century and is made possible by the Fredonia Student Association. For more information, contact Ethos New Music Society’s President Jared Yackiw at jyackiw@fredonia.edu. Follow Ethos at www.facebook.com/ethosnewmusic or on Twitter at @EthosNewMusic.

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